I had the pleasure of being on the Brand Builders podcast this week by The Dunstan Group.  The podcast, featuring myself and one of my family law partners Libby James, should be available soon on iTunes!  Click on the link below to sign up for their podcasts and you will be the first to know […]


This column was written by my law partner, Bill Hamel. Q:  My neighbor’s trees and overhanging limbs are shading out part of my yard where I would like to grow grass and other plants that need sun.  What are my options? A:  Generally, you have the right to cut overhanging limbs and roots at the […]


Q: My homeowners’ association (“HOA”) board presented members an outdated budget for us to ratify for the current year. How can an outdated budget, not previously seen or discussed, be legal? A: Most HOAs in North Carolina are organized as non-profit corporations. North Carolina law requires that HOAs hold an annual budget ratification meeting in […]